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Aro Favourite Once Were Warriors


New Zealand 1994, 105 minutes
Dir. Lee Tamahori
Rating: [R]
Genres: Drama

Topics: Indigenous & Minority Cultures.


Aroview: As sensational as it is important, Lee Tamahori's adaptation managed to transform Alan Duff's relentlessly down-beat novel about domestic violence into a slick, highly digestible drama without compromising its integrity, then went on to become a local box-office record-breaker. Exceptional performances, direction and script combine to deliver a film of enormous potency.

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DVD Features

The digitally-restored "Special Edition" contains the bonus material below, plus "Thunderbox", a short film by Lee Tamahori, and a 'making-of' featurette.

The standard edition contains the following features only.

  • audio commentary
  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • music clips
  • trailers

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